§ 48. Mr. BRIANT
asked the Prime Minister if, considering the great debt due by the nation to the men and women who have devoted their lives to literature, science, and other practically unremunerative services to the State, more generous provision can be made for them and those dependent on them; and whether the list of those now in receipt of Civil List pensions will be reviewed for the purpose of increasing, where necessary, the amounts now paid, and making them more worthy and representative of the national obligations?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The sum of £1,200 per annum available each year for new Civil List pensions is limited by Statute and it is not possible to increase the amount available from this source for meeting the cases the hon. Member has in view.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Would the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Civil List is confined to persons mentioned in the question?
§ Sir H. CRAIK
May I ask whether in the event of any allocation being refused, it is still available for distribution amongst others?